Programme Manager, Natural Sciences & Engineering

Rena Bakhshi

Rena holds a double master’s in Applied Mathematics from Baku State University and in Computer Science from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. In 2011, she received her PhD degree in Theoretical Computer Science from VU Amsterdam. Her research focused on (formal) modelling and analysis of large-scale stochastic systems. She worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and an Assistant Professor at VU and a Research Visitor at NICTA Sydney and the University of Melbourne on a variety of interdisciplinary projects related to large-scale complex systems.

Rena joined the Netherlands eScience Center in 2016, she was coordinating climate science and physics projects. Since June 2021, she is the Programme Manager for the Natural Sciences and Engineering domain.

Key skills

  • Graph algorithms and network analysis
  • High-performance computing
  • Physics (climatology)
  • Formal modelling and large-scale simulations
  • Scientific/Object-Oriented/Functional programming
  • IoT